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on in colorado, washington, and oregon. "washington journal" is next5. host: gorning, and welcome to the "washington journal." today is saturday, november 10. we begin this morning by looking at some stories regarding a statement that the president made yesterday in a speech addressing the nation, talking about claiming that the election gave him a mandate on taxing the rich. this is how it was reported in this morning's "new york daily news." they write "president obama claimed an election mandate to make the rich pay more in taxes, saying it is the will of the american people, making his first public appearance since his victory. obama said he would open talks with republicans next week on how to prevent painful tax hikes and budget cuts set to automatically take place effective january 1." we want to find out from you, your thoughts on the president's statement claiming that the election gave him the mandate or gives him a mandate on taxing the rich, agree or disagree. we've divided the phones in a little bit of a different manner this morning. 202-585-3880 for those making ove
and the other does not. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> well done john, as always. >>> remember join the abc news >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at -- this is "good morning . morning: washington." >> we know what change looks like. >> your vote and work here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> today is the day. president obama and mitt romney have spent months on the road. and countless television ads. today voters decide which men will lead this country for the next four year. good morning washington. it is tuesday, november 6. >> could morning to you. we will get right over to our meteorologist. >> the call this morning of the season so far. a freeze warning in effect -- the coldest morning of the season so far. if these warning in effect. until 9:00 this morning. look at those temperatures. 27 in frederick in gaithersburg and dulles. reagan national still above the freezing mark at 35. 25 and the martinsburg. -- 25 in martinsburg. 45 by noon. no big weather problems to prevent you from getting out and voting. w
. >> more controversy before the race. "fifty shades of grey." "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. start now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington." >> good morning. it is tuesday, november 6. election day. >> but by yesterday morning was cold. -- we thought yesterday morning was cold. morning of the season. temperatures freezing in most of the area. 29 at dulles. 27 in gaithersburg. 25 in frederick. i think will be it for a lot of us. freeze warnings in effect as a result across the metro area. even stretching towards the eastern shore. that will be in effect until 9:00 this morning when we finally make it above the three -- above the freezing mark at 38 degrees. by noon, partly cloudy skies. 47. nothing to prevent you from getting out and voting. if you have to stand in line, it will be chilly and the wind will be a little brisk. so you want to dress appropriately with gloves and hats. coastal storm right around the corner. more details in a second. let's check on traffic this morning. >> i think it will be spread out a little bit more with election day. we normally see
in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to
barack obama rank now among our presidents? it's lincoln first, then washington, then f.d.r. and washington. where do presidential historians think barack obama may someday rank? dreams of glory. how does president obama look at adams, washington and jefferson? does he even look at the founders for inspiration? finally, second terms are o beset by problems, even scandals and crises often come during second terms. will the second term for barack obama bring him the chance for greatness? i'm chris matthews, welcome to the show. with us today, jon meacham, presidential historian and author of "thomas jefferson: the art of power," michael beschloss, presidential historian, annette gordon-reed, author of "the hemingses of monticello," and jodi kantor, "new york times" writer. as president obama looks to his special terms, historians look at his past with great decisions and great achievements. the president met with several historians during his first term to get their vials. in fact, jodi kantor has written about those sessions between the president and the historians. how d
all the hardship we've been through, despite all the frustrations of washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president says he'll work across party lines to focus on a number of issues including the economy, tax reform, and immigration policy. >> the next big thing. bigad shaban in chicago. thank you so much. meanwhile exit polls found a divide among race and generations. the president's share of white voters shrunk from 2008. with more, here is anthony mason. >> here are three key groups that helped put the president over the top. the first was women. he won women 55% to 43%. that's about the same margin he won them by in 2008. he also won hispanics 69% to 29%. that's an improvement over how he did four years ago and they're a larger part of the electorate now. they were 10% this time around. four years ago, they were just 9%. finally he won young voters 50% to 36%. not as good as he did four years ago, but still an overwhelming victory among young voters. and when they left
analysis with a white house reporter of "the washington post," and "bloomberg news." "washington journal"is next. ♪ host: what will a recollected administration do with a returning gop majority? what was the message of the election. leaders of both parties give us their take on that yesterday. we want to turn to all of you. your vote, your message to washington. we began with the front page of ."sa today, this is what richard wolf writes. the two sites listed no time sticking out their positions on the potential crisis that is 54 days away. this is what the two leaders had to say yesterday. we will start with harry reid and move on to john boehner. [video clip] >> they are tired of partisan gridlock. i have one goal, to be obama. obama was reelected overwhelmingly. republicans want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. they want to reach a balanced approach to everything, but especially the situation we have with the huge deficit. taxes are a part of that. >> the american people have spoken. they have reelected president obama, and every elected a republican
. this is "your money." the elections are over. the american people have spoken. now it's time for washington to get to work. >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> that's because nothing is more important to our economic recovery than creating jobs. president obama says he'll add 12 million jobs over the next four years. but for his math to work, the pace of economic growth needs to pick up. with a crisis in europe and a slowdown in asia, an economic storm beyond our control stands ready to batter our shores. still, two years of consistent job growth prove we are heading in the right direction, but the fiscal cliff is one storm that will be of our own making unless washington acts. $7 trillion in across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts over the next decade mandated to begin in january. it's the legislative equivalent of a slow motion train wreck that washington can avoid. the question? will congress and the president drive that train over a cliff? >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. >> the elections are over. the threats to our economy are not
years she worked for him. rogers has not responded to the claims. >>> voters in two states, washington state and colorado, voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. we're not talking about medicine, but simply to get high for fun. check out some of the reaction in colorado this week. >> i am feeling amazing. this is the best day i've seen in my life. >> obviously, it's always nice to be right. so, but, you know, we're really happy and, most importantly, it's just great that we're not going to see another 10,000 colorado e coloradoans arrested. >> joining me now is neal franklin, a 32-year law enforcement veteran in maryland and also speaks for a group called le against prohibition. >> i'm in favor because marijuana legalization is not something new. this policy of prohibition has been a perpetual policy disaster for over four decades now. as a matter of fact, one of the first law enforcement leaders, a man by the name of august vietnam vommer chief of berkeley in california and also the first leader of international chiefs of police. right after the end of alcohol prohibition i
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. ♪ >> bbc news, live from washington, d.c., the headlines this hour -- barack obama has won a second term as president of united states. he promised the next four years will be better than the last. >> our road has been hard, our journey has been long, and we are kicking ourselves up and fighting our way back. we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [applause] >> his challenger, mitt romney, but -- conceded defeat. many of the key battleground states went to the democrats. >> i just called the president to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters in the campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish them well, particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. >> world leaders have been offering congratulations to barack obama. we will assess the challenges he faces in his second term. >> well, lo, welcome again to washington, d.c. -- well, hello, welcome again to washington, d.c. people are waking up to the news that they have four more years with barack oba
stands as it enters the last weekend. what happens when all of the ads stop? tonight on "washington week." >> four more years! four more years! four more years! gwen: the candidate's final pitch. who really owns hope and change? >> the question of this election comes down to this -- do you want more of the same or do you want real change and we want real change. >> we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering ain't it. gwen: the polls can't predict it. the crowds can't guarantee it and even the early voters can't. >> it ended in the great recession of 2008. >> we know what this movie looks like at the end of the movie. turn on the tv and look at europe. >> a toss-up election, complete with its own october surprise. unpredictable, political embraces. >> if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. gwen: then today, 171,000 new jobs adds to mostly good economic news. now, it's up to you. covering the week jackie comes of the "new
. >> it won't be a major story. any time we are talking about the possibility of winter weather in washington, that becomes front and center. this is not a major event. a the early in the year for it. we have the possibility of of a few snow showers in the forecast today. all right? >> all right. i see you trying to downplay it. >> one thing i can guarantee you, it is going to be cold this afternoon with highs only in the low 40s. you mix in the wind and out of the north and east and it will feel chilly. best chance for snow will be north and east. but what we're watching this is coastal storm. as it tracks off to the north and north and east, it looks like some of the bands of rain will be barbed into the washington area. we could see a few rain showers transition to some snow along the 95 and east corridor later this affect. all right. 41 right now in washington. no need to panic here. no need to run out and get toilet paper and milk. not going to be a major deal. it feels cold enough for winter weather. 37 in manassas and in culpeper. look the our storm system, starting to take shape. it w
. "washington journal" will be live at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> two live campaign events today -- vice president and his wife jill can paint in lakewood, ohio at 11:15 a.m.. president obama and bill clinton and the battleground state of virginia -- they may bill final campaign stop at the jiffy lube pavilion in bristow, outside the nation's capital. this is about one hour. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hello bristow. >> hello. i am glad to be back in virginia. i want to thank congressman connolly. i want to ask you to make sure tim kaine wins this election on tuesday. [applause] it was great to hear the dave matthews band again. [applause] as you can see, i have given my voice in the service of my president. [applause] i have the honor of introducing the president tonight in setting up his speech. i want to tell you that four years ago when he ran both hillary and i worked very hard. we did together over 100 appearances. i am much more enthusiastic about barack obama's election tonight then i was four years ago. [cheers and applause] there are five simple reasons. first of a
-- controversial thing. american politicians were enthusiastic about this. news gets to washington, and the senate starts to debate whether the ratification of the treaty, and the only major obstacle to the purchase then arises is that jefferson, himself, strict views of the power of the federal government led him to believe that the federal government did not have the power to acquire territory, and he starts to hem and haw and say what we need is a constitutional amendment to give the government this power. now, napolian in france overthrew his government. he was not likely would be impressed by the argument. he makes noises saying, look, i'll just revoke the treaty. it's not been ratified yet. madison, our baseline alternative, comes to jefferson -- >> host: the secretary of state. >> guest: right, in the room for every negotiation. madison comes to jefferson, you can't do this anymore. you have to agree. you have to yield. it's too big an opportunity to let your strict view of the federal government hold sway. he backs down. they go. they make the purchase. that's fine. the way this story goes
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not be higher. the president headed back to washington where the voters decided he should stay for four more years. at his campaign headquarters in washington, he thanked staff and supporters. this, after a night of emotional celebration in his hometown of chicago. 20,000 turned out, sharing tears and hugs. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you have made me a better president. >> reporter: a passionate speech. >> michelle, i have never loved you more. >> reporter: mixed with a little bit of humor, aimed at his daughters. >> i am so proud of you guys, but i will say that for now, one dog is probably enough. >> reporter: the president has held almost 200 campaign events, logging thousands of miles on board air force one, the two candidates spending nearly $900 million, making this the most expensive campaign in history. it is the victory that at times seemed impossible. and sharply divided electorate. >> a toxic and disruptive debate here on capitol hill. >> reporter: mr. obama seemed to recognize the ren
on the dysfunction in washington that americans said they hate. they went to bed election night hoping to fix that. speed really matters here. in just seven weeks the bush tax cuts expire, automatic spending cuts agreed to by both parties kick in. we call it the fiscal cliff and even though it's more like the fiscal steep slope it could do some very bad things to the economy. concerns about rolling down it or falling off it or whatever you want to call it have made markets nervous and credit rating agencies and economists of all stripes are warning about the consequences of not hammering out a deal in time. politicians in both parties, they've been sending out mixed signals ever since the election. on the one hand they're talking about common ground. take a look. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt. that isn't threatened by a warming planet. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> if there's a mandate in yesterday's results it's a mandate for us to find a way to work toget
we will be joined by zachary goldfarb. our guests will also include alex gilb. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning and welcome to the washington journal. makers are in washington for the remaining weeks of the lame-duck session. the president is taking his ideas on the road to meet with the public. the white house says toy manufacturer is would be hard hit. republicans are planning meetings with small business owners across the country to force the president to back down on raising taxes on the wealthy. former florida governor jeb bush is gathering policy experts and dedication leader's fourth annual education summit. we covered yesterday's events pick. that's where we begin. mr. bush says the unions are barriers to better schools. how would you fix your school system? we want to get your take on it. also, send us a tweet, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail. we begin with the "washington times headline" -- we want to show you what the former florida governor had to say at yesterday's event. [video clip] >> we need to have a teacher evaluation system
. >> and in washington, msnbc and "time" senior political analyst, mark halperin. thanks so much, everybody, for being with us. >> morning. >> a very provocative, according to "the wall street journal," proposal that tim geithner brought over to the republican leaders yesterday. >> how'd that go? >> "the new york times" said it was, quote, loaded with democratic priorities and short on spending cuts. i'm just curious, it didn't go well. obviously, mitch mcconnell laughed at the offer, which i would have laughed at the offer, too. >> you would have laughed out loud at the treasury secretary? making a presentation? >> you know what i actually would have said? >> what? >> listen, we're all busy people. this is a critical time. if you're going to come over here and insult us and intentionally try to provoke us, you can do that. but i'm going back to work now. and i'd walk out. listen, this thing, $1.6 trillion of revenue, of new taxes, no specific cuts according to "the new york times" and "wall street journal." actually, $50 billion more in stimulus spending and no specific spending cuts. it was a nonsta
idea. >> reporter: fighting for the electoral votes, he pledged he the not make deals in washington to hurt americans. >> if the price of deals in washington is to cut off financial aid or get rid of funding for planned hairent -- parenthood or let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or poor or elderly or disabled, i won't pay that price. >> reporter: he's making a final push for votes in ohio and a fitting in where he won the caucuses in 2008, setting the stage for his first term. in that final speech in des moines, he will be a companied by first lady michelle obama. >> the president's republican rival mitt romney spent his afternoon in battleground virginia shoring up votes. the commonwealth is one of five stops in four critical swing states. jennifer davis is live from the presidential hopefuls campaign. >> reporter: hi there, brian. as he makes his way in the grand ballroom in boston, they're getting ready for tomorrow night's election rally and his campaign is feeling optimistic and they believe people here will be celebrating. one day
>> "inside washington" is brought you in part by the american federation of government employees, proud to make america work. for more information about afge and membership, visit afge.org. >> production assistance for "inside washington" was provided by allbritton communications and politico, reporting on the legislative, executive, and political arena. >> we are going to die. we are going to freeze. >> this week on "inside washington," sandy's brutal october surprised. >> i want to thank the president personally. >> how many votes are these photographs worth? how do you compete with the natural disaster? climate change? neither candidate wants to go near its. the new unemployment number -- how will it play in the polling place? jeep jobs in china flap. >> sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we thought this is going to be a special preelection broadcast, that all we would have to do is handicapped the election. then along came hurricane sandy. in politics, a wi
and dreams on four more years of the president. it is now up to him not to disappoint them. >> our washington bureau chief joins us now. obama stays in the white house. republicans retain the house of representatives. democrats maintain their majority in the senate. basically, we are seeing the same cast of characters. what do you think will be different this time around? >> that depends very much weather you are an optimist or a pessimist. at the end of this year, there is this fiscal cliff. president obama has to solve it. austerity measures, a huge increase of taxes -- all this is going to happen if democrats and republicans do not come together, so i can offer three scenarios -- the first would be that there is no willingness of compromise, that they will just take the can down the road. it would be disaster for the u.s. and the rest of the world. second scenario -- a new willingness of compromise and coming together, and i do not think this is likely to happen, so there is scenario 3, that everybody has to give up something. this would mean, for example, for democrats that they will have
obama heads back to washington to face the same divided congress in his secd term. >> the recognition that we have common hopes and dreams won't end all the gridlock. to solve all our problems. >> reporter: the president swept almost all the battleground states. giving him a decisive victory in the electoral college. but the popular vote was much closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: during the president's speech here, he promised to work across party lines. he'll have to, congress remains split. democrats held on to the senate, while republicans kept the majority in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech romney also expressed the need to find common ground. >> and at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the president is facing some major crises. most urgently a fiscal cliff that's looming nex
and it seems if you're washington washington d.c. tv, there are just as many ads about expanding gaming. you see the big vote for question 7 behind me, the big sign, and supporters are hoping to hold a big victory party here at national harbor tonight. this is where they want to build a $800 million destination resort casino, but first they have to get the nod from voters to build both maryland sz sixth casino and to allow table games at slots palses across -- pal asses across maryland. voters are conflicted because of either side of this issue. polls suggest that voters going into this are split right down the middle. >> i'm just -- i'm not certain when i get in there which way i'm going to go. >> reporter: you're actually going to decide in the ballot box. >> in the ballot box, that's what i'm going to do. >> that will bring more jobs. i didn't think any would go toward the schools and i need a job. >> reporter: ununemployed and looking for work? >> i've been looking for work for the past five years. >> reporter: supporters are promising thousands of new jobs and tax money for schools.
because they did not know they could wait inside. here in northwest washington, we heard reports of people standing in these lines for as long as three hours. >> i've been voting here for 25, 30 years and i've never seen lines like this. never. >> reporter: later in the afternoon, many of the lines were gone. like here at the boys and girls club in laurel. >> it wasn't too long. it was worth the wait. >> reporter: he said it shows residents are dedicated to making their vote count. >> clearly there is frustration. the good and the bad. people are coming out and coming out in record numbers. >> polls close here in maryland at 8:00. reporting live from green belt. news4. >> thank you. >>> it is a cold day and night for all those voters standing in those lines outside the polling locations. storm team 4 meteorologist doug kammerer is here with a look at some win weather and more of it headed our way. >> it is possible. i think by this time tomorrow, some areas will be seeing at least some snow flakes in parts of our area. this cold air is here and all we need is the storm. a coastal storm mak
>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, an update on from sandy.orts frustration continued to grow millions still without power in new york and new jersey. good morning, washington. friday, november 2. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to meteorologist jeras. cold temperatures this morning. cold start across the with temperatures in the 30's and '40's. , we are keeping an eye on the sky. some drier air has been building in this morning. little disturbance to our west. there could be a shower or snowflakes later this morning. degrees in manassas, 37 at dulles, 42 at reagan national, gaithersburg, 39 in martinsburg. we will be warming slowly today. 51 by noon and 55 degrees at 5:00. more sunshine in the seven-day forecast. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. the beltway, new hampshire delay, stay to the left as you had passed 95 and around to newnd hampshire avenue. delays around the beltway. some leftover roadwork, the virginia side, several works owns overnight. ,95 northbound and southbound are in the pro
the parties in washington and urged leaders to work together. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our lead verse to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> while the electoral college makes this win look far more decisive than the popular vote, that is just one of the quirks of the u.s. electoral voting system that many people worldwide have been learning about. 303, the number of delegates that he has to romney's 206. despite the very close popular vote, again, the electoral college votes make it much more decisive. florida remains a toss-up. clearly not going to make a difference to the overall outcome. 270, that was the number to reesm we knew once we started to get the results from ohio, that it was going in barack obama's way decisively. yes, 303 to barack obama 206 to mitt romney. >> but the race for the white house wasn't the only major contest as control of congress was also up for grabs. the democrats held on to the senate picking up two additional seats in massachusetts, where eliz
to change washington solely from the inside. that is what the president has always believed, that we need the american people to keep pushing on washington and their leaders. you just cannot transfer this. people are not going to spend hours away from their families and their jobs contributing financially when it is are for them to do it unless they believe in the candidate. all of this, the door knocks, the contributions made, the phone calls made, or because these people believed in barack obama. for candidates who want to try and build a grass-roots campaign, it's not going to happen because there is a list are because you have the best technology. they have to build up the kind of emotional appeal so people are willing to go out there and spend their time and resources and provide their talents because they believe in someone and what they are offering. we are hopeful that many people that helped us this time will end up running for office themselves, are leading nonprofit, or playing enormously valuable roles in their community. again, i think the only reason all this happened on the
to washington today after winning the electoral college, the popular vote and a second term. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, kwame holman wraps up the results and the reaction and ray suarez reports from chicago on the president's day. >> woodruff: we assess the tactics that led to success for the obama campaign and failure for mitt romney. >> ifill: we examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and
again tomorrow night. make sure you go to gretawir gretawire.com. good night from washington, d.c.. we'll see you on gretawire.com for that open thread. good night. and here he is. >> bill: o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> ♪ the stars at night ♪ are big and bright ♪ deep in the heart of texas ♪ i wish they all could be california girls ♪ >> bill: a tale of two americans. texas and california. which is the better place to live and why? what is the vast difference between the two most populated states about america say? >> does do your parents ask you for money when you go back home? >> yes. >> does that ever work? >> i think it does work. >> you can't give people money and help them. >> tim allen criticizing the obama administration. is that a smart thing to do career-wise? adam corolla will have some thoughts. >> what's nascar all about? >> sunshine, palm trees everywhere. perfect place for a championship. >> watters world goes to the big nascar championship. >> do you guys ever watch bill o'reilly on the fox news channel. >> i thought bill o'reilly was on the food network.
for supporters of same-sex marriage. voters in maryland, maine and washington state all approved gay marriage yesterday. in minnesota, voters defeated the measure that would define marriage as only between a man and a woman. news4's chris gordon shows us the new law in maryland includes protections for people who are opposed to gay marriage. >> reporter: supporters of marriage equality, celebrated. 51% of the voters cast ballots against it. >> as the world changes, you have to accept ideas. so i had to go along with it. it wasn't my belief. >> you're born who you are. how can a christian tell son th -- someone they can't marry who they want to. >> reporter: same-sex marriages in churches throughout the state. but the law says any pastor, caterer, photographer or party planner who doesn't want to participate in the gay marriage doesn't have to. >> it's important for people to understand that two-thirds of the bill contains religious exemption language. that exempts clergy and religious institutions who do not acknowledge same-sex marriage because of their particular beliefs. >> reporter: some
the federal deficit in half, instead he doubled it. >> rose: joining me from washington, d.c. is albert hunt of bloomberg news and john harris of politico. from des moines, iowa, john mile man. in new york, mark hall prin, cokie roberts and mat dowd of abc news and bloomberg news. i'm pleased they have them back on this program. we go to washington and albert hunt. where are we? >> charlie, i think that the fat lady is started to sing. it looks like thingsre moving in a very, very slow but steady direction in barack obama's favor both in the popular vote and the electoral vote. i base that on the polls, to be sure. also talking to both sides today i think's clearly more confidence in the obama camp. i think this is one of those great elections. there are very few of them, 2004 and 2000 were two where you aren't certain who is going to win but certainly all signs are pointing to a small obama victory tomorrow. >> rose: john harris? >> i agree with that if you look at these numbers and you look at the electoral college landscape and through any conventional prism what al said is completely tru
that demographic shift. i remember when i came to washington. i remember writing an article for it -- remember that --public opinion magazine? >> yeah. i think you will see people start to write about a democratic electoral lock due to the changing demographics. we are seeing an electorate where the democrats are doing well among african-americans, hispanics, asians, younger voters, and white liberals. now that needle appears to have moved slightly to the democrats, so that if you have a kind of normal base election, the democrats have a very slight advantage. i think most people say we will continue to grow over time, unless the republicans do something to make inroads into some of the court demographics. if you look at the house races, you have to be cautious because the -- about the big message you are drawing. yes, the democrats gained what looks to me by my count about eight house seats. half their gains have to do with coming from illinois and california and are largely redistricting gains. but republican still control the house. what would you say was the democrats' message this electio
, a remarkable group of people have written and thought hard about the choices ahead. from washington d.c., tom friedman. he's a columnist for the "new york times" and coauthor of that used to be us, how america fell beyond the world we invented and how we can come back. david bureaucrats the author of social love and achievement. joining me is tom brokaw, special correspondent for nbc news and author of the times of our lives, a conversation about america. and jon meacham executive editor of random house and author of the fourth coming book, thomas jefferson the art of power. finally amy gutmann president of the university of pennsylvania and chair of the bioethics and quo author of the spirit of promise why campaigning under mines it. i am pleased to have each here for this information. what is it that this new president has to understand about america at this moment? >> well, i think that this new president is going to have to govern, and governing in a polarized society which we have and a society which has tremendous problem, budgetary economic, immigration, educational. the list goes on.
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